Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Elusive Mandarin Fish

Palau is known for its mandarin fish, these tiny little colorful things that like to hand out in the rocks and shun the sunlight.  We've looked for them since we got here and have seen a few but inevitably Andy either doesn't have his camera or they run and hide.  Until yesterday.  Here are a few of the pictures Andy took on the rock behind our boat and at Sam's dock.  Enjoy!


Flatworm

Jellyfish and buddies


Crocodile Fish

Hermit Crab


Cuttlefish





Gobie kicking the nudibranch out of his yard

Gobie and shrimp

shrimp

Nudibranch

2 comments:

Chuck Heberle said...

Awesome pics!

Deja vu said...

Awesome photos! I think that the shrimp and goby are a special bond. If I remember correctly, that shrimp is blind and digs the hole for the goby. Once a goby takes up residence, the shrimp stays by and uses the goby to tell him when danger is approaching. If you look closely, one of the shrimp's antenna are touching the goby, which is how the "talk". Cool eh?

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